What Does It Mean to Be ‘Black’ in Africa?

Let’s consider what race is on a continent where almost everyone looks the same

A pensive black woman looks out the window of a bus.
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In Uganda, I am often asked, “What tribe are you?” and it doesn’t feel right to say “Black.”

I am more than a color, more than a label. We all are more than the boxes society tries to put us in, and we should stand in our skin with pride.

Toddre’ Monier is a Professional Daydreamer. Writer, Stylist, Producer and Host of a web series entitled Off the Beaten Path. IG: @beautyisuniversalug

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